Runners will head west from the Holdingford High School for one mile and join the Lake Wobegon Trail 34 mile north of the Holdingford Trail Facility.
Runners will run through the towns of Holdingford, Albany, Avon, and St. Joseph. The race finishes at the Trail Facility in St. Joseph.
The course is flat, fast, and picturesque.
Many people feel that the trail from Holdingford to St. Joseph is the prettiest portion of the Lake Wobegon Trail.
The trail is primarily rural except as it passes through the four small towns along the route.
In a post on the A Prairie Home Companion website, Garrison Keillor said this about the Lake Wobegon Trail: Ive biked the bike trailand love the ordinary beauty of farmland and meadow and the towns along it.
The course is certified (USATF #MN-08042-RR).
The Lake Wobegon Trail is a 10 foot wide asphalt bike trail on a former railroad track.
The trail is smooth and has no cant.
There is very little elevation change at any time along the entire length of the course.
You cannot get lost on this course. Runners join the trail after one mile and then simply follow the trail to the finish.
There is only one turn on the entire trail where the trail Ts at about 11 12 miles and runners go left at the T.